ASTM E2790 Identifying and Complying with Continuing Obligations

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    About the Course

    This 1-day course covers the Standard Guide for Identifying and Complying with Continuing Obligations (E2790). You will gain an understanding of how to use the standard and how it affects the way you do business.

    The course covers the three liability protections available under CERCLA, how Continuing Obligations relate to the liability protections, when continuing obligations apply, and why compliance with them is critical. You'll learn what continuing obligations are, how they can be identified, why they are important to a purchaser of property, when they apply, and how long they apply. In addition, the course covers what a Continuing Obligations Plan is and its importance. The class will review the standard, review relevant case law, and discuss case studies -- real world examples of redeveloped sites at which continuing obligations apply.


    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Discuss the main points of CERCLA liability
    • Discuss key concepts and procedures and define terminology outlined in ASTM E2790
    • Distinguish between the types of Continuing Obligations that may be imposed on a property
    • Discuss the methods and steps for identifying and complying with Continuing Obligations
    • Discuss the guidelines for recordkeeping


    Who Should Attend

    • Environmental Professionals
    • Appraisers
    • Property Owners
    • Upper Managers in Financial Organizations, Insurance Companies, and Law Firms
    • Attorneys and Bankers


    Course Description

    Registration 8:00 AM
    Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    • ASTM Standard for Identifying and Complying with Continuing Obligations
    • Introduction and Background
    • Regulatory/Liability Overview
    • Why ASTM?
    • Small Business Liability Relief & Brownfields Revitalization Act
    • Scope of the Standard
    • Significance and Use of the Standard
    • Limitations to the Standard
    • Terminology
    • Determining Whether Continuing Obligations Apply to a Property
      • Reviewing Phase I ESA Findings
      • Review and Evaluate Environmental Conditions and AULs at the Property
    • Releases, Threatened Releases, and Exposure
    • Special Sources of AUL Information
    • IC/EC Registries
    • Reconsidering whether Continuing Obligations Should be Performed
    • Identifying and Performing Initial Continuing Obligations
    • Initial Reasonable Steps
    • Initial Continuing Obligations for Institutional Controls and Land Use Restrictions
    • Identifying and Performing Continuing Obligations
      • Monitoring and Evaluation
      • Operation and Maintenance
      • Communication
      • Corrective Action
      • Documentation
    • Statement of No Continuing Obligations
    • Continuing Obligations Plan
    • Continuing Obligations Monitoring and Evaluation Report
    • Case Studies
    • Question and Answer Session (throughout)
    • Final Quiz


    Referenced Documents

    ASTM E2790 Standard Guide for Identifying and Complying with Continuing Obligations


    Fee Includes

    • Standard Guide for Identifying and Complying with Continuing Obligations (E2790)
    • Course notes
    • Case studies
    • Certificate of Completion


    About the Instructor

    John Herbert has taught the Phase I ESA and Phase II ESA standards for more than 15 years. He helped update the Phase I standard to incorporate continuing obligations after they were introduced by the Brownfields Amendments and he works at sites where continuing obligations apply.


    About Sponsoring Committee

    Organized in 1898, ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. Recognizing the need for authoritative site assessment standards, ASTM pulled together environmental professionals, real estate and insurance professionals, lawyers, and government representatives. The members of ASTM Committee E50 and its Subcommittee E50.02 on Commercial Real Estate Transactions developed the standard upon which this course is based. For more information on Committee E50 contact Kate McClung or go to our E50 technical committee page.


    ASTM Membership

    Attend this course and receive a FREE 1-year membership to ASTM International and Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management, and Corrective Action. (Applies to new members only and may not be used to renew existing memberships.)


    CEUs

    .5 Continuing Education Units or 5 PDH


    Attention: Professional Engineers

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    How Learning Will Be Assessed

    Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions and a final quiz.


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